Atlanta, GA – June 6, 2016 – During the month of June, zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting educational sessions at the LeadingAge Washington Annual Conference in Spokane, WA and the LeadingAge Pennsylvania Annual Conference in Hershey, PA. Both state-level senior living associations are affiliated with LeadingAge, a national association of over 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.
LeadingAge Washington Annual Conference June 7-9, 2016:
The LeadingAge Washington Annual Conference will be held June 7-9, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Doug McMillan, P.E., President of zumBrunnen, Inc. and Lisa Hardy, CEO of The Emerald Communities will co-present an educational session titled “Capital Budgeting, Facility Assessment & Strategic Planning” on June 7 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Capital Budgeting, Facility Assessment & Strategic Planning:
This session will examine the fundamentals of facility assessment and capital budgeting that allows owners to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan. It is critical to their strategic planning process to answer conclusively – what are the capital replacement needs of my community and what can we afford? This session will discuss the capital budgeting and planning process to prepare comprehensive studies for the entire campus including site, structures, mechanical and electrical systems, FF&E and equipment. The use of proprietary facility condition assessment and planning tools will be discussed based on a case study from Emerald Communities in Redmond, WA.
LeadingAge Pennsylvania Annual Conference June 15-17, 2016:
The LeadingAge Pennsylvania Annual Conference will be held June 15-17, 2016 in Hersey, PA. Doug McMillan, P.E., President of zumBrunnen, Inc. and Bernadette O’Toole, Partner with CliftonLarsonAllen will co-present an educational session titled “The Art of Strategic Capital Planning” on June 17 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.
The Art of Strategic Capital Planning:
This session will explain how a physical needs assessment is critical to develop an organization’s short and long-term strategic capital replacement planning budget. Attendees will learn how to evaluate their organization’s financial strength and capacity to access capital to fund their strategic plan. The session will examine the methodologies used by financial advisers and facility assessment consultants to plan and implement new services, renovations, repairs and capital improvements.
About Doug McMillan, P.E.:
Doug McMillan, P.E., is President of zumBrunnen, Inc. He began his engineering career in 1980, and he joined zumBrunnen, Inc. in 1998. McMillan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He is a former Resident Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). McMillan is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the state of California.
LeadingAge is an association of over 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge strives to advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age. LeadingAge’s members offer a continuum of aging services including: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. For more information, please visit www.LeadingAge.org.
About zumBrunnen, Inc.:
zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. With offices in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, student housing reserve study, long-range capital replacement budgets, reserve studies and other building-related services for a diverse list of national and select international clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage “life term” capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.
The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, educational, multi-family, student housing, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (at a national level), LeadingAge North Carolina, LeadingAge Florida, LeadingAge Georgia, LeadingAge Illinois, Community Associations Institute Georgia (CAI-GA), Community Associations Institute North Carolina (CAI-NC), Community Associations Institute South Carolina (CAI-SC) and Community Associations Institute Southeast Florida (CAI-SEFL).